Advanced Search
CASE REPORT
Korean J Pediatr 2015 June;58(6) :230-233.
Published online 2013 August 28.       
A novel association between cerebral sinovenous thrombosis and nonketotic hyperglycinemia in a neonate
Sadk Yurttutan1, Mehmet Yekta Oncel1, Nursel Yurttutan2, Halil Degirmencioglu1, Nurdan Uras1, Ugur Dilmen3
1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Elmadağ State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Pediatrics, Yldrm Beyazt University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Corresponding Author: Sadk Yurttutan ,Tel: +90-312-3065271, Fax: +90-312-2362101, Email: sdkyurttutan@gmail.com
Copyright © 2015 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
Lethargy in newborns usually indicates central nervous system dysfunction, and many conditions such as cerebrovascular events, infections, and metabolic diseases should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Nonketotic hyperglycinemia is an autosomal recessive error of glycine metabolism, characterized by myoclonic jerks, hypotonia, hiccups, apnea, and progressive lethargy that may progress to encephalopathy or even death. Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis is a rare condition with various clinical presentations such as seizures, cerebral edema, lethargy, and encephalopathy. Here, we report the case of a newborn infant who presented with progressive lethargy. An initial diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was followed by confirmation of the presence of nonketotic hyperglycinemia.
Keywords: Newborn | Nonketotic hyperglycinemia | Cranial venous sinus thrombosis
TOOLS
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
Supplementary Material  Supplementary Material
  E-Mail
  Print
Share:      
METRICS
1,776
View
18
Download
The relation between angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in Korea  2007 January;50(1)
Register for e-submission
Register here to access the e-submission system of Korean J Pediatr for authors and reviewers.
Manuscript Submission
To submit a manuscript, please visit the Korean J Pediatr e-submission management system at http://submit.kjp.or.kr, read the Instructions for Authors, and log into the Korean J Pediatr e-submission system. For assistance with manuscript submission, please contact: kjpped@gmail.com.
Free archive
Anyone may access any past or current articles without logging in.
Korean Pediatric Society Office
#1606, Seocho World Officetel, 19 Seoun-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-070, Korea
TEL : +82-2-3473-7305    FAX : +82-2-3473-7307   E-mail: kjpped@gmail.com
BrowseCurrent IssueFor Authors and ReviewersAbout
Copyright© The Korean Pediatric Society. All right reserved.